SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

 

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  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup plum jelly
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
  • Batter:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 whole boneless chicken breast, skinned, cut into 1- to 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large green pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Drain tomatoes, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
  • Cut up tomatoes and set aside.
  • Blend reserved juice, plum jelly, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce and bouillon granules in small mixing bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • For batter, blend all ingredients in small mixing bowl.
  • Add chicken.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches oil in large saucepan to 350ºF.
  • Remove several pieces chicken from batter with slotted spoon.
  • Add to oil.
  • Fry 3 to 4 minutes, or until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Discard oil, reserving 2 tablespoons in saucepan.
  • Add green pepper and onion.
  • Stir-fry over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • Stir in tomato juice mixture.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in pineapple chunks, chicken and tomatoes. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Serve with rice.

Notes

Categories: Dinner  Main Dish  Poultry  Stove 

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